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Chicago’s 13 leads Oscar nods

Tied for the second most nominations ever, Chicago will walk into Hollywood’s biggest night with a baker’s dozen. Also nominated this year for best picture is the second Lord of the Rings installment, but Peter Jackson loses out on a consecutive directing honor in favor of Spain’s popular Pedro Almodóvar. The surprise pick this year is Roman Polanski’s The Pianist, which garnered three top nominations. While The Hours and Gangs of New York round out the top prize short list, early favorite Road to Perdition misses the cut. The Academy Awards will be handed out Sunday, March 23.


Best Picture
Chicago
Gangs of New York
The Hours
LOTR: The Two Towers
The Pianist

Actor in a Leading Role

Adrien Brody
The Pianist

Nicolas Cage
Adaptation

Michael Caine
The Quiet American

Daniel Day-Lewis
Gangs of New York

Jack Nicholson
About Schmidt

Actress in a Leading Role

Salma Hayek
Frida

Nicole Kidman
The Hours

Diane Lane
Unfaithful

Julianne Moore
Far From Heaven

Renée Zellweger
Chicago

Actor in a Supporting Role

Chris Cooper
Adaptation

Ed Harris
The Hours

Paul Newman
Road to Perdition

John C. Reilly
Chicago

Christopher Walken
Catch Me If You Can

Actress in a Supporting Role

Kathy Bates
About Schmidt

Julianne Moore
The Hours

Queen Latifah
Chicago

Meryl Streep
Adaptation

Catherine Zeta-Jones
Chicago

Directing

Rob Marshall
Chicago

Martin Scorsese
Gangs of New York

Stephen Daldry
The Hours

Roman Polanski
The Pianist

Pedro Almodóvar
Talk To Her

Adapted Screenplay
About a Boy
Adaptation
Chicago
The Hours
The Pianist

Original Screenplay
Far From Heaven
Gangs of New York
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Talk to Her
Y Tu Mama Tambien

Cinematography

Chicago
Dion Beebe

Far From Heaven
Edward Lachman

Gangs of New York
Michael Ballhaus

The Pianist
Pawel Edelman

Road to Perdition
Conrad L. Hall

Music (Original Song)

Burn It Blue
Frida

Father and Daughter
The Wild Thornberrys Movie

The Hands That Built America
Gangs of New York

I Move On
Chicago

Lose Yourself
8 Mile